Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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Mets Prepared To Offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” Err “Jason Bay” Money

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Prepared To Offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” Err “Jason Bay” Money

More news on the Reyes front In case you missed it yesterday, Jose Reyes was apparently flying to Miami today after eating a cheese steak in Philly on Tuesday, but that was debunked 20 minutes later… Compelling stuff… According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets are prepared to offer Jose Reyes “Carl Crawford” err […]

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The Sad and Abominable State Of Mets Catching

An article by posted on December 1, 2011 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, catcher Jorge Posada, formerly of the Yankees, contacted the Mets who told him they were not interested because they’re looking for a defensive back-up. As we’ve all talked about a lot on this site this past season. Ronny Paulino was a big fail in that regard and may I remind […]

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Nationals Strong On Cespedes, Even Stronger On Fielder

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Nationals Strong On Cespedes, Even Stronger On Fielder

The Washington Nationals have made no secret of their goal to add an impact power bat to their lineup this offseason. GM Mike Rizzo is currently in the Dominican Republic scouting Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, reports Bill Ladson of MLB.com. The Nationals believe Cespedes is big league ready and believe the right-handed-hitting slugger would fit nicely with Michael […]

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This Is How The World Will End

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
This Is How The World Will End

I couldn’t help but laugh at the big fuss over Jose Reyes grabbing a bite to eat in Philly last night. Funnier still was waking up to blaring headlines connecting Reyes to some clandestine negotiations with the Phillies who were covertly wining and dining the former Mets shortstop. Phillies officials responded like this: “That is […]

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Buzz: Mets Closing In On A Closer?

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Buzz: Mets Closing In On A Closer?

Sandy Alderson has made his intentions clear regarding his pursuit of a reliver who can assume the closer’s role for the team next season. Despite missing out on relievers Joe Nathan and  Jonathan Broxton (who they really wanted), the Mets still have several options remaining in Octavio Dotel, Brad Lidge, Matt Capps, Frank Francisco and a few others. Broxton signed […]

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Why Did The Cardinals Decline Dotel’s $3.5MM Option?

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
Why Did The Cardinals Decline Dotel’s $3.5MM Option?

I’m reading all these raves that the Mets are strong players for Octavio Dotel… Really? I mean do the people writing these headlines really belive that? Let me dispel that myth for you if I may… First of all, you may have already read that Jonathan Broxton – a much more inferior reliever than Dotel – just signed […]

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Win A Free Mets Book: Are You Happy With The Current Direction Of The Team?

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
Win A Free Mets Book: Are You Happy With The Current Direction Of The Team?

We haven’t had any giveaways since the season ended, so let’s kick off the offseason with a chance to win yourself a free copy of this brand new book release; The Amazins: Celebrating 50 Years of New York Mets History. First, check out all the details on this very cool book… The Amazins: Celebrating 50 […]

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Beggars Can’t Be Choosy

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
Beggars Can’t Be Choosy

According to the New York Post, the agent for reliever Matt Capps said that “he hasn’t heard from Mets since the GM meetings,’ which is when the Mets had told him they were interested in his client. Also, another reliever the Mets were interested in, Jonathan Broxton, is expected to sign with a new team […]

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Mets Better Off Without Paulino

An article by posted on November 28, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Better Off Without Paulino

Andy Martino of the Daily News shares an odd exchange that occurred late last season between manager Terry Collins and catcher Ronny Paulino. In the late innings of one game last season, Terry Collins needed a pinch-hitter, and decided to use Ronny Paulino. The Mets manager walked to Paulino’s seat on the bench, and told the catcher to grab […]

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Some Cold Hard Facts And Survival Tips For Mets Fans

An article by posted on November 28, 2011 0 Comments
Some Cold Hard Facts And Survival Tips For Mets Fans

I can’t stand it when people beat around the bush. I prefer straightforward and truthful responses to straightforward questions. Once a person lies to me, there’s little chance that you will ever catch me in the same room with that person ever again. My thoughts on leadership is simple; Say what you mean and mean what […]

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